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"Just Imagine," from 1930, used to make me drool as a kid seeing some of the fabulous stills in "Famous Monsters of Filmland." With its futuristic setting, "Metropolis"-style special effects, rocketship and Martians, I imagined I'd be in sci-fi paradise. But now I know that it might be better viewed as a pre-code, musical-comedy fantasy of Prohibition Era America. It was directed by David Butler, who was born in San Francisco, began directing in silents, and is...
Topics: Just Imagine, Science Fiction, 1930, David Butler, Buddy DeSylva, Desylva, Brown & Henderson,...